Winemaker Josh Phelps Expands His Collection With a 100% Grenache Rosé
PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA, JULY 10, 2018 – Founder and Winemaker Josh Phelps is proud to announce the release of his first rosé from his American wine label, Grounded Wine Company, Space Age, a Grenache rosé from Paso Robles, CA. Made from 100% Grenache grapes from three select parcels in the Paso Robles appellation, the rosé showcases California terroir with an elegant expression of the popular pink wine.
“Grounded wines demonstrate how choices made by a winemaker can influence a wine, and Space Age is a prime example,” explains Phelps. “From choosing only very specific grapes to our treatment in the cellar, this is a nuanced wine created with care, and I think that shows in the way it’s meant to be enjoyed – it’s an easy, summer sipping wine.”
Thanks to Grenache’s low-yielding vines, the wine’s flavor is concentrated with tastes of summer fruits – peach, strawberry, and watermelon. Having received very gentle treatment in the cellar, from gentle pressing through cold fermentation, the color is a brilliant pale salmon, and the balance is decisively fresh, with a delicate spiciness in the finish.
Continuing a long partnership with Mexico City-based design team Gospel, the attitude and the unique character of the wine are expressed through thoughtful design. The singular colors, bold typography, and an elliptical form of the label are inspired by liquor labels from the 1960’s, with the rich blue on smooth, creamy paper against the back drop of the pink rosé, creating a retro color palette reminiscent of the American flag, with a nostalgic spirit.
Together, the elements transmit a genuine connection, linking the shared experience of gazing into the sky on a balmy summer night. Whether sipped poolside or paired with seafood, light pasta dishes or poultry, this is the perfect summer wine.
Grounded Wine Co.’s Space Age Rosé is available at select liquor stores throughout the country, as well as for sale directly from the brand’s website, GroundedWineCo.com with a MSRP of $20.
ABOUT GROUNDED WINE CO
Grounded in heritage, grounded in soil, grounded in simplicity – Grounded Wine Co.’s mission is to create wines that evoke a sense of place. Intriguing, clean, balanced, and accessible, Grounded Wine Co. produces terroir-driven wines with an emphasis on quality and experience.
Grounded Wine Co. is the personal brand of Napa native Josh Phelps, built to reflect his experience growing up in wine country, and his relationships in the wine community. A grassroots, all-American, wine label, the wines feature grapes from trusted, sustainable vineyards in the U.S. and showcase what it means to be a winemaker today.
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ABOUT JOSH PHELPS
Josh’s roots run deep in Napa, raised in a winemaking family, he was exposed to the industry from a young age, starting his very first endeavor in the wine world, “Napa Valet”, at age 15. He continued to build his knowledge of the business through college, selling wine, working the harvest and creating wine for friends with his father, Chris Phelps (of Dominus Estate). As a Napa local, his philosophies on winemaking and business are advised the luminaries of the wine world he calls his mentors and friends like Joel Gott, Kimberly Jones and Leslie Rudd, and of course, his own father.
With Grounded Wine Co., Josh hopes to build on this legacy and make his own splash in the wine world while exposing wine drinkers of his own generation to his hometown in wine country. Working with trusted farmers and childhood friends, his company reflects his deep understanding of wine, one that can only be developed growing up around the vines. He has been named to Forbes’s 30 under 30 list, along with Zagat’s 30 under 30 andWine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 – though one of his proudest accomplishments is still the Eagle Scout badge he earned at the age of 18.
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